Monthly Archives: June 2011

Incoming Summer Storm – Sunnyvale Bees Rescued Just In Time!

This afternoon was a race against a big Summer storm coming in from Alaska, just about to roll in as we started the bee rescue mission. My dad and I met Janine at the door and then the girls who … Continue reading

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It’s Raining!

Crazy weather continues here in Northern California. A good storm from Alaska has just rolled in with a good punch in the afternoon. According to the news the last time we had rain in June was in 2001!!! Last night … Continue reading

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Sunnyvale Bees Relocated – Swarm Moved in Two Weeks Ago

June 14, 2011 a comment was posted on my blog from Tushar regarding a honeybee colony that arrived on Friday and established themselves in the space between the ceiling and roof of the bay window of the dinning room. Since … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t You Mow That Patch?

Was mowing the lawn and wife asked why I did not mow that patch of weed. Well it’s a white clover patch in the middle of the lawn. 🙂 Of course I left it and now the bees are working … Continue reading

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Huge Bee Swarm Relocated – Palo Alto

This afternoon my dad and I hived the huge swarm in Palo Alto. From the picture they look big but in person the cluster of honey bees is even more amazing. They landed on a thin branch and completely arched … Continue reading

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Palo Alto Swarm Removal – Broke the Branch

Received a call this morning from Tim of Palo Alto. A huge swarm landed in his yard yesterday around 3PM and when they all clustered the weight broke the branch! Here’s a picture Tim sent in of the large swarm. … Continue reading

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Bees Bearding In Hot Weather

It is 90 degrees out there today and the bees are hot. The bees are all bearding outside of the hive fanning trying to cool down the hive. If your bees get much afternoon sun you might want to give … Continue reading

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